We should be beholden to Pramod Kapoor for telling the story from the perspective of the humble “ratings” who fought their battle, abandoned by some of our best-known freedom fighters who, like hardboiled politicians ready to take on the responsibility of ruling India, were unwilling to stall the transfer of power. This book is a challenge to us to take a second look at our revered political figures whose charismatic public presence often hid their insecure ruthlessness and narcissism, both leavenedwith a touch of hypocrisy.